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on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america! god bless you! god bless these united states. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "america this morning" with rob nelson and paula faris. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago barack obama stood on the brink of history the morning after his election. now four years later he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returned to the white house more determined and decisive than ever. >> and he claimed a decisive and sweeping victory over challenger mitt romney although the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of the key battleground states, includ
on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long, hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now, after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago, barack obama stood on the brink of history, the morning after his election. now, four years later, he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returns to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever. >> and he can claim a decisive and sweeping electoral victory over challenger, mitt romney. although, the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of the key battleground states, including ohio and virginia, they went the president's way. and that put hi
for abc news. >> i'm brandi hitt in boston where the room fell silent the minute it was announced mitt romney lost the key battleground state of ohio and then the election. romney supporters here were convinced he would win some of the key battleground states. he just fell short in states like pennsylvania, ohio and also virginia. here is what mitt romney told his supporters after he called president obama to congratulate him. >> this is -- time of great challenges for america and pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. thank you and god bless america. you guys were the best! thank you so much! [ cheers and applause ] thank you! thanks, guys. >> reporter: mitt romney thanked his donors, volunteers and supporters and says beside choosing his wife ann, picking paul ryan as a runningmate was the best decision he has ever made. ron, paula. r
early voters mitt romney, new video just in romney emerged from his polling place in boston moments ago. he cast his rote in belmont, massachusetts. tonight he detail -- he will head to nearby boston. first last minute campaigning in ohio and pennsylvania both battle tkpwhrupbd states. president obama and the first lady are in chicago this morning. air force one arrived in the city last night following campaign stops in several battleground states. mr. obama will not be voting today he and the first lady cast their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across
that went for him in the primaries and up for grabs. romney will vote in boston in an unusual move, he will fly to cleveland and pittsburgh to make a final appeal to working-class voters. >> vice president biden cast his ballot in delaware where he just voted with his wife. just like everybody else, the vice president stood in line for about 20 minutes, chatting it up with other voters. last night he made final pleas in virginia. >> national polls still tight, outcome of the presidential race is more likely to turn on which states each candidate wins, rather than the total popular vote. katie marzullo joins that story. >> reporter: this is the electoral map. we are going to have fun, do some . battleground states in yellow, you can see how the electoral votes stack up. let's say we give barack obama ohio, florida as well. he still is coming up five electoral votes shy of the 270 he's going to need that leaves him with nevada or iowa, at least new hampshire with four votes is not going do it. let's give mitt romney ohio and florida as well. he's quite a bit short still, 29. he's going t
. now here in boston, they will watch closely the early returns, some of the key states, particularly from virginia. the polls close there in less than an hour, folks here will be watching closely to see how the governor is doing. if he's doing well, then they're confident here they may have a good night.k live in boston, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we'll check back with you throughout the afternoon and evening. a rare sight in cleveland, ohio. vice president biden's plane parked on the other side of an air field not far from two romney campaign planes. they all visited at the same time. the winner won the presidency 12 times in a row. vice president biden's stop was not announced before it happened. he and his wife jill posed for pictures and had lunch in a popular spot called landmark restaurant. this is biden's 22 trip to ohio. the campaign says it was planned for some time. biden is now in chicago. >> as you said mr. obama spending election day in chicago. mark matthews with more on the day and some bay area members of his campaign. >> they arrived this morning after
the president's spoke. he backed on to the take in boston alone and thanks his supporters and voters. stay with the abc7 morning news coming up, we go live to chicago for a wrap of the race for president and a look at where president obama and mitt romney go from here. >>> californians overcame decades of anti-tax sentiment and approved prop 30 to rescue schools and avoid drastic funding cuts. with most of the votes counted you can see the measure to add sales tax increase and hike taxes on high income earners projected to have won. the race has been called. stay with abc7 morning news, amy hollyfield will have more on this at 6:30. >>> two more top state propositions prop 34 appears to have been defeated it would replace the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super
in boston, where bystanders said, you could hear a pin drop, as the networks called the election for president obama. reports last night that governor romney was so confident in his victory, he had only written one speech beforehand, a victory speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. [ cheers and applause ] i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. >> reporter: but in the end, it was not even close. obama won even those outstanding battlegrounds, like virginia, nevada. >> i just spoke with governor romney. and we may have battled fiercely. but it's only because we love this country deeply. >> reporter: so, george, the question, now, what now? and president obama has said that he will reach out to republican leaders. he wants to meet with mitt romney. he even last night reached out to romney voters. where are some areas of compromise? perhaps tax reform. perhaps immigration reform. we'll see in the days ahead. george? >> that's right. t
in boston for the mad dash both candidates have. >>> the last minute push presiden >>> we got everybody covered today withly doppler 7 hd which is quiet, picking up dry air we have fog in the north bay valleys, record high temperatures, that in jut a few minutes. >>> -- your voice, your vote only one day left, president obama is bringing out star power before americans go to the polls. the president campaigned in ohio last night, the tate that many say will likely determine -- the state that many say will likely determine who wins. top celebrities will be out like brews springsteen, lady gaga and jay-z. romney campaign is focusing on voter turn out. -- >> reporter: good morning. today is the final day of campaigning. both sides think they can win. president obama is focused on three crucial midwest states. mitt romney hits up four states today. mitt romney is closing the campaign promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i'll indeficienter to find good men and women on -- old sides of the aisle who care more about the country than about politics. >> reporter: with polls showin
are home, after a bruising, final day. we're in chicago and boston. >>> also, new concerns in the storm zone. the coldest night so far. and another storm on the way. but some people without heat are still refusing to leave. >>> and from the cold to california's hot, dry winds. fire danger running high in the golden state. >>> and liar, liar. jimmy kimmel's election day prank with hilarious responses, you just have to hear. >>> good morning. it is election day. as you said, finally. >> finally. >> it all comes down to today, after the long, expensive campaign. all the ads. all the attacks. all the polls. all the promises. all the money. all the hype. today, the american people will choose their next president. >> and for weeks, as we've said, it's been an extremely tight race. and with election day 2012 finally here, your voice will be heard and your vote counted. we have correspondents with both campaigns that begin this election morning, with abc's t.j. winick. he's live for us in chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, the president wrapped up his c
to join president obama tahman bradley joins us live. >> reporter: good afternoon from boston the most expensive election in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney on the ground in ohio, hunting for last minute votes. they cast their ballots this morning hoping republicans in key swing states do the same, heading out for a final push in pennsylvania and ohio romney was brimming with confidence about his chances in the buckeye state. >> feel great about ohio. >> reporter: the romney campaign needs to overcome president obama's advantage. poll shows mr. obama a three point edge many romney tracked a large -- large crowd last night. >> your votes and your work in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady are home in chicago. the president stopped by a local campaign office. >> you have to tell the team that i appreciate them. >> reporter: the president ended his reelection bid an emotional rally last night in iowa. >> the president: to all of you who lived and breathed the hard work of change i want t
in a hotel room with the five boys and the grandchildren and paul ryan also here in boston. he's not in the room with the romneys. he and his wife and his mother who has been on the trail with him, they're staying at another hotel here in boston, not far from here but they're watching the returns come in separately. i have reached out to a couple of sources on the campaign and can tell you the night is not over. these states are very close along the east coast, florida, virginia, as i mentioned earlier, they're not ready to certainly concede anything, but they're also not terribly upbeat about the way the night is unfolding. >> to sharyn alfonsi in wisconsin and she's at a republican event there. sharyn? >> reporter: yeah, i'm at a republican watch party that is not feeling very much like a party. you can feel the air kind of get sucked out of the room, but people are still hanging around. they haven't run for the bar yet. they were initially encouraged, the exit polling showing romney actually beat obama with working class voters but then those other voters, young voters comin
in boston after stops in ohio and pennsylvania today. they do believe pennsylvania is now in play for the republicans but i got to tell you it all started this morning when he walked into his own polling place in his neighborhood in belmont, massachusetts and was hummed when he saw his name right there for president of the united states. mitt romney and his wife ann back home this morning walking in to cast their vote. a quiet moment side by side after nearly six years of campaigning, two runs for the white house and tonight he is one step away. outside a kiss and then a question about ohio. >> yeah, i feel great about ohio. thank you. >> reporter: but not taking that state for granted a last-minute dash today back to ohio. his body man taking this image on the plane proudly wearing this pin and the plane and running mate's plane paul ryan and vice president joe biden's plane in a state both sides want to win. it's been a race to the finish traveling 15,000 miles in 4 days. overnight on my iphone capturing this moment, the romney plane pulling into this columbus, ohio, hangar and
-covered highways from central pennsylvania into new jersey and new york city. a slushy ride from boston down to d.c. also, rain soaks highways in the carolinas, northern florida and much of the gulf coast. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible for the northeast and new york, philadelphia and d.c., plus, in new orleans. >>> this holiday season, forget visions of sugarplums dancing in people's heads. right now, everyone seems to be dreaming of a fortune instead. >> that vision is winning wednesday night's record powerball jackpot, worth at least $425 million. in 42 states and washington, d.c., people are lining up for their chance at almost $500 million. at 2 bucks a ticket, they figure, why not? >> we call it the red neck retirement fund. sooner or later, someone's going to get it. >> reporter: you have to be in it to win it. but the $2 ticket has a 1 in 175 million chance of winning the jackpot numbers. the prize has grown so large because no one has hit the prize for 16-straight draws. as the fortune grow, so do the lines. this morning, georgia lottery officials are apologizing to pow
at the temperatures. charleston, west virginia, cold, 40, boston, 42 but everybody else in the 30s. new york city at 39. that means the outskirts outside of the city even colder closer to freezing and the windchills this morning are right there with you. i'd love to tell you it gets warm the next couple of mornings but people still getting power back in atlantic cities close to freezing by early tuesday. it's not going to be all that nice and then we have to talk about that storm, of course, you have that jet stream holding on to the cold air that will grab moisture down in the southeast and that's where it picks up the pace and it starts to form the nor'easter. you'll have rain showers from the carolinas on tuesday down into florida, then for your wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast, 40 to 50-mile-per-hour winds, and then by thursday it really mixes in with some cold air, coastal new england gets the rain, back here in upstate new york, the poconos into the snow. how much and what to expect. here it is, 1 to 3 inches of rain, 6 to 12-foot waves and,
england. boston barely breaking 40. omaha, kansas city, 50. los angeles, 86 down from the record high of yesterday. >>> firefighters are finally making headway with a wildfire that forced a shutdown of a major highway between southern california and las vegas. santa ana winds spread the fire to both side of the interstate. 15, in fact, in cajun pass yesterday, backing up traffic in that area for hours. fire crews managed to keep the flame from spreading to nearby homes. >>> and we'll lighten the mood here with what is no doubt one of our "favorite stories of the day." check out my saints. yes, indeed. boys in black and gold. particularly defensive back, patrick robinson. he returns an interception, 99 yards for a touchdown last night against the eagles there in the dome. >> drew brees threw two touchdown passes. the eagles are pretty much toast. i'll let rob do the best part. >> saints win. saints win. they beat philly, 28-13. who dat. not a stellar season for the saints. at this point, every win is at least, is -- a moral victory. >> all three of them. way to go. >> whatever. long wa
barefoot. >> wow, exactly how she spent most of the last seven months running barefoot from boston to southern california. think about that. from boston to southern cali. and it was all to raise money and awareness for the soles4souls charity which gives shoes to kids who don't have them. >> you have to kind of look around a little bit to see what you can do to help. you don't necessarily need to run across the country to get shoes on kids' feet. >> wow, she raised $10,000 along the way. received donations at 8,500 pairs of shoes. heim says it's easy to help. $1 equals a pair of shoes for someone who needs them. >> her feet actually look pretty good. >> thought they would be bloodied, battered. the guy in the wheelchair there, that is actually her boyfriend who finished the race with her. which is amazing. for both of them. great to see that. >> i have a lot of close friends that are runners, covered a couple marathons. actually some people look to run bare feet. there are theories out there it is better for your feet to run barefoot than to run with shoes on. >> whoo. >> look out
the obama campaign and boston behind the scenes with romney. to the heated battleground states across the country where this election will be decided and our team tracking your vote everywhere in the crossroads of the world with the crowds in times square. and with our partners from univision in miami plus abc's barbara walters, katie couric and our powerhouse team telling you who's winning and why on this historic night, election night 2012, the stakes so high, the race so close, america's next president decided tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." once again from abc news election headquarters in times square, new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> you are looking at times square, usa, the pulse of the nation. also the crossroads of the world, 182 million people pass through here every year and tonight, it is election headquarters for abc news and we are so glad to have you back with us on this very big night, george. >> we have an entire team right out here with us. our reporters an analysts over on that side of the room, jon karl karl, cokie robert, ron brownstein.
, gust of 50 plus, probably three to four inches of rain in the boston-cape cod area. and look at the inland snow. so these folks without power because of the trees down will probably have more trees down. and what would normally protect you on the coastline are those really high dunes and berms. well, none of that is really there. we expect coastal flooding to occur. we'll go through all of america's forecast, including the forecast for that nor'easter when we come back. back to the desk. >> all right, sam. thank you very much. we'll have much more from the storm zone in moments. but let's go to the election center and george. >> thanks, elizabeth. as you can see, i'm upstairs at our brand-new election he headquarters in times square. just one day to go, "your voice your vote." the final poll shows a slight edge for president obama, but either man could win a race this close. we begin with david muir covering the romney campaign from cleveland, ohio. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. it's hard to believe it's come down this to this -- 24 hours left. on th
for a little longer. from boston, worcester, to maine today. that's where the wet snow continues. where is it warm? where the you get away to? dallas at 79 degrees. oklahoma city at 76. midland, odessa, coming in at the 80s, as well. how about vegas? 76 degrees. denver, you're 70 degrees today. that's not too bad. but that changes as the new storm in the northwest starts to >> we are -- i know. i'm still eating. it's time for our "modern family" sneak peek of the week. >> wait. you're a bulldog? >> yeah. you? >> i knew there was something about you i liked. >> beside letting you win? >> there's a big game today. you want to watch it together. i'm late for a showing. no pressure. we could watch it at my place. i'll text you the address. >> it was great meeting you, phil. >> you, too, dave. >> hey, it's me. you were totally right about this gym. i just met the cutest guy. >> what did i tell you? that place is like a gay bar with dumbbells. redundant. >> "modern family," at 9:00, 8:00 central on abc. >>> i'm here with our friend and colleague, bob woodruff and american heroes right here. c
program that's gone to the dogs. the nationwide program, with cities ranging from boston, to chicago, to l.a., provides one of a kind fitness training, allowing dogs and their owners to workout alongside each other for an hour-long stretch. this is going to be my workout partner. i should mention that quinn is almost 70 years old in human years. together, quinn and i stretched. we flexed. i'm being humbled right now. sprinted. after an arduous hour, quinn was ready for more. and quinn wasn't the only one. dog owners we talk with swear by the program. >> i'm older than the average age. and i'm able to jog a couple laps around now. >> great to be outside in the park, rather than in the gym. your dog gets you up and ready to go. >> reporter: never will find a better workout partner, right? and at the break of dawn, if it's not your speed, there's other workout programs available. take yoga, for example. that's what insiders call doggy yoga. let me tell you, this gives a new meaning to downward dog. >> the dogs can teach us a lot about yoga. dogs live in the moment. >> reporter: and dog owners
today. i can give you a sense of the room, a swelling crowd at the convention center here in boston. people are holding a small, you know, american flag, ready to greet him. ready to hear what mitt romney, ann romney, the family they have supported will come down and they'll have a united front as this family always does. i have to say there is some question in the room about whether or not the governor is headed down here. those numbers in ohio are so close and there is a thought among some people in here that perhaps they're not absolutely ready to concede. we'll continue to work that out. one of my partners in crime on the trail off-air reporter emily friedman did an amazing job working that part of the story but as you can see here, the crowd is fixed on the screens as they have been for the last half hour. it's very quiet in here. it's been quiet really for most of the night except for the initial wins and early states, a difficult evening for the people who really thought as this campaign portrayed in the last 24, 48 hours that they really had a shot at winning the presidency
the first significant snow of the season. drivers from the mid-atlantic to boston. going to have to navigate roads covered in a slushy mix. but heavier snow is coming down inland. >>> and pennsylvania is expected to bear the brunt of the storm. so road crews have been out with their salt trucks proactively since yesterday afternoon. the snow is forecast to come down during the morning rush. that could mean a challenging commute for a whole lot of folks. millions of people trying to get to work. >>> snow is only nice if you don't have to go out in it. if you can look at it, that's fine. >>> well, with the snow and freezing rain, millions can expect miserable conditions on the roads in the next few hours. >>> meteorologist jim dickey and the latest from accuweather. hi, jim. >> good morning, rob and paula. tracking an area of low pressure frontal boundary will bring light snow to many spots through the early morning hours. green comes together as we track forward here. temperatures across the region right around the freezing point. this will be a mixed event. north, 20s, teens this morning. st
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